Campaign For Webb


We are in the final year of the Campaign for Webb!

Although we have exceeded our challenge goal of $50 million, our work is not done!  Our historic success has enabled Webb to break ground on the Couch Academic Center.  The building is projected to be completed this fall, with classes transitioning to the new facility in the spring 2020 semester.  Stevenson Taylor Hall is also benefiting from this Campaign with the refurbishment of dorm rooms, new restroom facilities and a sprinkler system, to name a few improvements.

We are forever grateful to the support of Webb family!

A permanent donor display will be mounted in the Couch Academic Centermemorializing individual members of the Webb family whose support during the Campaign has reached Dunderberg level ($10,000) or greater.

If you have not yet made a special gift to the Campaign, you can do so online until June 30th, or call: 516-759-2040.

Please see special Campaign messages from our Trustees!

Campaign for Webb success has been driven by Keystone and Cornerstone donors, each of whom have made commitments of $2,500,000 or more:

Keystone Donors

Arthur and Marilyn Burr

Arthur ‘54 & Marilyn Burr

The Burrs are honorary members of the Campaign for Webb Cabinet.

“…There were many other instances when I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, but nothing compared to the good fortune of being able to get a great, and free, engineering education at Webb, all thanks to the generosity of William H. Webb.”

Read more about the Burrs’ pursuit of the American dream.

Harold and Marguerite Lenfest

Harold “Gerry” F. and Marguerite Lenfest

Gerry Lenfest is an honorary member of the Campaign Cabinet.

“Alumni and friends of Webb should consider the Campaign a call to arms – to enhance the endowment and provide the funds needed to assure future students an education without the burden of tuition.”

Learn more about the Lenfests.

Cornerstone Donors

John Couch

Dr. John C. Couch (Honorary Alumnus)

John is a member of the Campaign Cabinet.

John sees the Campaign for Webb as “crucial to allowing Webb to prepare students to understand, utilize and benefit from continuing advances in technology” and that is why he has made a Cornerstone level commitment to the Campaign.

Read about the four generations of the Couch family impact.

Jon Couch

Jon Couch

Jon Couch had a love for boats and boating.  He was a successful businessman, a skilled carpenter, aviator, and professional motorcycle racer, as well as an avid yachtsman.  As a result of his family’s maritime legacy, Jon left a generous gift for Webb in his estate.

Read about the four generations of the Couch family impact.

Joseph Cuneo

Joseph J. Cuneo ‘57

Joe is Chairman of the Campaign for Webb and leads the Campaign Cabinet.

“I truly believe that making an investment in Webb is making an investment in the best, simply put – the best education, the most promising students, and the opportunity to make the greatest industry impact.”

Learn more about Joe’s take on Webb’s future and his engagement in the Campaign.

Dr. Peter Van Dyke

Dr. Peter Van Dyke ’60

Peter is a Trustee Emeritus at Webb Institute.

“Webb taught me engineering skills of approximation and estimation that carried over into other endeavors where I found them extremely useful.”

Alfred and Joyce Zeien

Alfred M. and Joyce Zeien ’52

Alfred is a William Selkirk Owen Award recipient.

“My Harvard degree was important to my career, but it was Webb that made me the person I became.”

Learn more about the Zeien’s.